Hvile I Kaos & Northsong - Tomb-Born Monuments to the Ageless Silence
01 - Hvile I Kaos - The Awry Convulsion Master
02 - Hvile I Kaos - To Chisel Fate
03 - Northsong - A Beautiful New Age
04 - Northsong - Mountains of Madness (Redone)
05 - Hvile I Kaos - The Awry Convulsion (Live Den of Kakophony - Bonus)
Hvile I Kaos is
Kakophonix - All Cellos, Composition
All songs written, recorded, and performed by Christopher Brown
The Awry Convulsion (Live Den of Kakophony) written by Kakophonix
Phil Clippinger - Violin
Michael "Bowl Cut" Simile - Guitar
Jordan Hamilton - Cello
Kakophonix - Cello
Brandon Rosiar - Upright Bass
Cortland Runyon - All Instruments, Recording, and Mixing in Studio
Released on Torn Flesh Records, March, 2014
On Twitter @tornfleshrecs
April 5, 2014
Split Ep and a Split Review
I first heard Hvile I Kaos at the Fyoo zh en dance event at Baldwin Wallace. My daughter was one of the dancers to The Awry Convulsion. The music immediately drew my attention, which generally means it's something special. What I heard was a cello playing 32nd notes at 250 BPM. It reminded me of old OLD Metallica and Slayer in their early thrash days. Your forearms must looks like Popeye's to generate that speed. Then on top of and during these furious rhythmic sections were gorgeous, soaring, soulful leads again courtesy of the cello. The second piece, To Chisel Fate follows much the same formula (well it kind of has to since it is all cello). Track 5 is The Awry Convulsion performed live with an array of other instruments (guitar, violin, 2 cellists and perhaps a viola) replacing the all-cello studio version. The re-imagined instrumentation gives the piece a different flavor perhaps a tad less aggressive. By the way I listen to a lot of Jami Sieber whose work I find irrestible. If and when I get my show on WJCU back this will certainly be featured.
The 2 Northsong pieces are quite grand indeed. It's a nice mix of keys, cruching possbly downtuned guitars topped off with (I hate to say this) but relatively ordinary death metal type vocals. Don't get me wrong, with 2,700 cds and lps I have a soft spot in my heart for certain types of metal (death, grind, thrash etc), but I could never get into Cradle of Filth type of compositions. I think it's the keyboards that turn me off when I need to hear my aggressive stuff. This is very well written and performed music, just not in my appreciation zone. I like the draw down fade out at the end of Mountains of Madness.
Now, I always feel guilty simply dowloading any music without paying. So how do I get to people some proper (albiet nothing more than a typical cd) some cash for your impressive work?
A quick shout out to Sara Whale for providing me the link to your music.